29 Maps That Illustrate the Population Density of Countries in A Very Visual Way
Europe has a population of 446.8 million, of which 67.84 million live in France, making it the second most populous country on the continent behind Germany and its 83.24 million. However, these figures may seem derisory compared to countries that alone have billions of inhabitants, such as China and India, whose populations are respectively 1.45 billion and 1.40 billion people.
In addition, the distribution of the population is an important factor to take into account because some countries have a rather homogeneous distribution, for others like France; it is very scattered and is mainly concentrated in three large cities.
In order for these representations to be as clear and visual as possible, Dr. Tyler Morgan-Wall has developed open-source software called Rayshader which makes it possible to design very precise 3D maps.
Despite the complexity of the software, several Internet users have been tempted by the experience, including a certain Terence Fosstodon. Thanks to the tool developed by a doctoral student in physics from the famous Johns Hopkins University in the United States, he clearly illustrated the population density of several European countries and the world in order to demonstrate the cultural, political, and social diversities.
The results are striking and suggest a representation of what our world really looks like and how it is populated. We note in particular that the distribution of the population in Italy is relatively concentrated along the coasts and in all the major cities of the territory, unlike Scotland where the inhabitants reside mainly in the south of the country between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
If you want to learn more about Rayshader, you can go to the official website rayshader.com or check out the tutorials offered by Tyler Morgan-Wall on his blog first. And in a similar spirit, we invite you to (re)discover 15 Illustrations That the Artists Dedicated To the Fire in Notre Dame de Paris.